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  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 18:17:02
    Seemed like too much effort. It's not a very big prescription (think it's 0.75 on each eye), and I'll probably adjust to wearing them for reading anyway once my eyes get used to it.
  • BillMurray 20 Mar 2013 18:28:26 9,005 posts
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    meme wrote:
    I got new glasses today. My prescription has changed to the extent where I can't wear them for stuff like reading and using the laptop anymore, because it looks all weird. This is a big change in my glass-wearing dynamic (which was basically just "leave them on all the time" ).

    Quite happy that the exam + frames + lenses clocked in at around $80 in total, though.
    I changed from Donald & Aitchison to Specsavers a few years ago and the change I'm the prescription was pretty extreme and a bit jarring. First week or so of wearing them my depth perception was right off and I'd go to pick up objects and completely miss them. Obviously im used to them now but it was very strange.
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Mar 2013 18:46:28 19,915 posts
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    My last pair of glasses cost me 500 quid as I have a high prescription and want non jam jar lenses. I only wear the fuckers 4 hours a day to rest my eyes from contacts and should really get a new pair sorted :-(
  • thelzdking 20 Mar 2013 20:19:07 5,811 posts
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    Got my first ever pair yesterday. Almost everyone in my family has glasses so I knew that I'd need them at some point. I got a voucher for a free eye test a few weeks ago and I'd noticed my eyesight becoming blurrier over the past few years so I decided the time had come. I have astigmatism, apparently.

    I'm still getting used to wearing them, but everything seems so much sharper. I've noticed that I find reading much easier, not seeing the words but in terms of speed.

    I got a pretty basic pair for about 50 (I had a 10% off voucher for the glasses) but I turned down the non-reflective lenses which were an extra 20 and I'm regretting it as I seem to get annoying reflections from the lights at work and the TV when I'm watching at night. Will the non-reflective coating make a difference or are these things just par for the course with specs?
  • ecu 17 Apr 2013 23:22:57 79,812 posts
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    Does anti-reflective coating make your glasses look permanently smudged? Cause try as I might, I cannot get them "clean" and they make things slightly blurry and lighter in colour. If I hold them at the right angle to the light, you can see where they've been wiped with the cloth. There's no point in me wearing the glasses like this, it's like a permanent real life N64 mode when I wear them.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 00:36:12
    If they make things look slightly blurry, could it not just be that you've got the wrong prescription? Glasses without them are just as dirty, it's just the dirt and smudges are more visible on anti-reflective lenses.
  • ecu 18 Apr 2013 00:56:11 79,812 posts
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    Yeah I did wonder if the prescription was wrong but they were perfect when I first got them. It gets better and worse depending on how I clean them so I'm pretty sure it's the glasses. I'm probably doing something wrong.
  • joeymoto108 18 Apr 2013 01:02:10 685 posts
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    Me with glasses, no hatin':

  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 02:19:46
    May possibly be a problem with the actual anti-reflective coat itself. I dunno the specifics, but it's supposed to be attuned to the lens prescription, rather than a one-size-fits-all coating.

    Are you just cleaning them with the classic water/breathe + sleeve, or a proper spray + microfibre cloth?
  • Tonka 9 Dec 2016 06:38:50 25,556 posts
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    Got glasses for the first time yesterday. My eysight was getting really bad. Neither near nor farsighted, just that third thing that I don't know the english word for. Refraction error? Astigmatism?

    Anyway. It feels so fucking weird with glasses. As if I'm a head taller yet the ground is closer. I lost all sense of depth as well. My laptop screen looks as if it tapers up towards the top rather then tilt back my phone skewers weirdly when I twist it in my hand.

    Have you guys had similar experiences?
  • Jeepers 9 Dec 2016 06:43:58 16,025 posts
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    You get used to it really, really fast. For me, it felt as tho' I was always walking up hill.

    Your brain will correct itself in the next few days.
  • mothercruncher 9 Dec 2016 07:38:40 13,420 posts
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    Yup, the weird prism thing,
    I got back into wearing contacts recently after just sticking with glasses for ten years or so. For a short while I could swap between them and get the odd perspective distortion each time. Now it's like my brain has a preset it loads up instantly each time I swap. Clever things brains.

    Report back the first time you enter a warm building when it's cold and damp out Tonka, much fun.
  • devil_badger 9 Dec 2016 10:05:29 752 posts
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    I'm the same, got my first pair of glasses a couple of weeks ago and I felt like my legs are tiny when I'm walking. I kept misjudging the kerb outside. Getting there now though!

    Edited by devil_badger at 16:37:33 09-12-2016
  • Goban 9 Dec 2016 10:55:51 9,911 posts
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    Happens every time you get a prescription upgrade, going down stairs is fun.
  • FuzzyDucky 9 Dec 2016 11:12:53 2,060 posts
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    Also eats ng with utensils. Don't be ashamed of missing your gob once or twice.
  • Tonka 9 Dec 2016 16:05:42 25,556 posts
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    Phew, not just me then. A funny side effect of me not being able to judge distances is that walking down a busy platform during my commute has become an obstacle course

    I constantly feel of people are about to walk straight into my shoulder. I must look like some paranoid hypochondriac the way I'm swerving around to leave half a metre between me and anyone else.
  • devil_badger 9 Dec 2016 16:38:16 752 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Phew, not just me then. A funny side effect of me not being able to judge distances is that walking down a busy platform during my commute has become an obstacle course

    I constantly feel of people are about to walk straight into my shoulder. I must look like some paranoid hypochondriac the way I'm swerving around to leave half a metre between me and anyone else.
    Yup know that feeling too haha!
  • FuzzyDucky 10 Dec 2016 04:15:50 2,060 posts
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    Disco dancing with a new prescription - twatting someone accidentally included!

    My regular frames are quite a bit wider and deeper than my spares. They've got the same prescription but I sprang for much higher index lens too, so when I occasionally throw on the spares for the fun, I end up stumbling through the day looking like a drunk.

    Out of interest, what are your prescriptions like? My two eyes are -4.75 and -5.00, so I'm fucking blind as a bat!
  • Tonka 10 Dec 2016 11:42:16 25,556 posts
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    Not sure I'm posting the same numbers but the ones I have say -1.25 and -2.25

    This is all new to me so no idea what that means.

    Edited by Tonka at 11:42:50 10-12-2016
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